It’s Impossible To Forget These 7 Horrific Winter Storms That Have Gone Down In Delaware History

These Delaware blizzards really took their toll on the state, crippling infrastructure, destroying the beaches, and leaving lasting impressions on everyone who witnessed their impressive power. Have you heard tales of the early 20th century blizzards or do you remember the most recent winter storms in Delaware?

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While all of these winter storms in Delaware were horrific, none were quite like that Ash Wednesday storm. To see some photos and hear more of how the storm destroyed the Delaware coast, read A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Delaware In 1962… And No One Saw It Coming

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Winter Storms In Delaware

October 11, 2021

What were some of the worst natural disasters in Delaware?

As a coastal state, Delaware is prone to hurricanes and there have been a few of these major storms that have wreaked havoc on the state. In 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall causing statewide flooding, power outages, and even a tornado that damaged at least 17 homes. Over 10 inches of rain fell in some parts of the state and two people died. Hurricane Sandy caused plenty of death and destruction along the northeastern seaboard in 2012. While the storm hit just north of Delaware in New Jersey, the state wasn’t immune to damage. In some areas, nearly 11 inches of rain fell and caused record flooding. Thousands of people lost power as well. 

What is the record for snowfall in Delaware?

The winter storm that occurred on February 7, 2010 caused a record snowfall of 28 inches, as measured in central Delaware. 

What is winter in Delaware like?

Winter in Delaware can be cold, snowy, and windy with an average daily high of 50°F. The coldest month is January with an average low of 28°F. While it can be cold and snowy, the state offers plenty of beauty and things to do in the winter. Try winter camping at a place like Killens Pond State Park which offers gorgeous trails and heated cabins. You may also want to consider visiting a charming Delaware town that has a different feel in the winter than at any other time of year.